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Poster: turnphilup Date: Dec 2, 2009 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: C'mon everybody get up and dance "Dancin in the Streets.

Random debate on which year(s)this song you prefer and hoping to find some I have missed. Show me the links if you can. Love the psychedelic romp of the MIT show from 1970, but in my early tape collecting days, I just could not get enough of the one from Cornell '77. Guess it just depends on the mood I am in. Both of them certainly get me to that happy place. So, which one would you choose to get a room full of people to "Get up and dance?"

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 2, 2009 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

per mcgannahan

5-15-77

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-15.aud.maizner.berger.99099.flac16

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2009 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

The Kresge Plaza show would get my vote over the 77 variation. The version on Fallout from the Phil Zone - April 12 1970 at the Fillmore West - is another fine high-energy example.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Dec 2, 2009 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

Dancin' in The Streets

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the 2 most famous times they played it

Grateful Dead - 1967 Hippie Temptation Documentary
clip on YouTube — reported by Harry Reasoner
film clip w/ Dancin' in The Streets - cue it up to 3:15

famous pic shot at this benefit show in the film clip immortalizes our Boys

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and, I agree w/ what I think is Rob's pick — I've picked this one many times

Outdoors, temp in the mid-40s — this day is my proudest GD moment

Grateful Dead at Kresge Plaza
May 6, 1970

free benefit show for nationwide college campus protests over Kent State Massacre
The show kicks off appropriately w/ Dancin' in the Streets

audio stream for SBD
info page on The Archive


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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 2, 2009 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

That 5-6-70 MIT show has been one of my favorites since I first heard it.

That cut in the segue between China Cat Sunflower and I Know You Rider is heart-breaking! There is also a cut in the segue between these two songs from the Honolulu shows earlier in 1970 and it just hurts so bad... I have to avoid listening to these versions if I'm gonna be hanging on every note.

Oh well.

::puts hands on Monte's shoulders and stars dancing::

Come on lets form a big long line and dance around!

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Poster: mush72 Date: Dec 2, 2009 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

Can't seem to figure out the linking right now. But I have this one on my computer at work and laugh everytime at the DJ who sound like she's taken a bit too much medicine.

good Dancin' to kick off the show.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 2, 2009 4:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

Ive aways loved the performance on Fallout From The Phil Zone (4/12/70)...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-04-12.sbd.kaplan.3820.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2009 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

Hey, Cliff - people are going to start to talk if we keep on agreeing about stuff...

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 2, 2009 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

Just gave this a listen for the first time, thanks for the heads up guys. This is definitely going to remain in my mind as one of the best (love the early versions so much!).

I can see why Bear picked it... the recording quality as well as the levels of all the instruments are excellent.

But... and I may be biased because I've listened to it quite a number of times... the 5-6-70 rendition is more explosive to my ears. Don't get me wrong, the Bear's Choice version has faster and tighter riffing than 5/6, but it does not feature a rippin' Tighten Up jam (one of my fav jams).

Anyway, thanks for the listen!

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Dec 2, 2009 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

I think 4/12/70 and 5/2/70 are tied in my mind as the best Dancin's, with 5/6/70 not far behind.

Seems this jam-song had a peak period which passed rather quickly.... One of their early cover-tunes from '66, they dropped it in '68, and reintroduced it in June '69. It took a little while to become a fire-breathing jam-dragon, but it was already pretty much phased out by the end of 1970, until they "reinvented" it in '76....

By the way, if you're a fan of the Tighten Up jam, these are the Dancin's I've found that have it:
3-1-70
3-21-70
4-3-70
4-15-70
5-2-70
5-6-70
6-6-70
7-12-70
10-5-70 (released w/ 2-4-70 in Download Series)
10-24-70
10-30-70b
11-8-70
12-17-70

You'll pardon me for not linking to everything - but for a blast from the past (actually, the whole show is a blast), try this one -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-03-18.sbd.fink.10282.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Dec 3, 2009 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

3-18-67 is my favorite although i would be remiss not mention 2-26-77. I think I love the latter one only because of the way it comes out of Phil's bass solo at the end of Eyes.

This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2009-12-03 16:54:14

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 2, 2009 10:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

I must add one more to your fine list.. an oldie:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-09-16.sbd.davenport.95970.flac16

my favorites are the ones from 1970.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-03-21.late.aud.lee.pcrp.21779.shnf

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-12-03 06:29:30

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 2, 2009 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

Let em' talk, Rob!

I have to say I was quite humbled this afternoon, the way this community rallied behind me, in spite of my recent behavior. Very much the way the inmates did in Cool Hand Luke when Paul Newman was faced with a huge plate of rice after getting out of the box...

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 2, 2009 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

here's a few i really like>> http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-12-01.sbd.ladner.8575.sbeok.shnf and http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-06-08.sbd.thecore.4512.sbeok.shnf and this monster from 78" they all rock!! enjoy. http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-14.sbd.miller.83717.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Dec 2, 2009 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.

There seems to be a lot of confusion about where/when this show actually happened, but this is one of my favorite versions..

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-12-17.sbd.unk.87356.sbeok.flac16